Famous former cricketer Sourav Ganguly is gearing up to set up a higher secondary school near Siliguri to prepare next-gen cricketers.
The cricketer’s school, Wissen International, which will have state-of-the-art sports and fitness equipment, is coming up in Matigara near Siliguri. Ganguly will coach the boys personally along with other trained teachers.
Ganguly first attempted to set up a school in Salt Lake in Kolkata, but ran into a land dispute and had to give up the plot after a high court directive.
Ganguly said the school will be affiliated to the Council of Indian School Certificate Examination. The school will set up on a 2.6 acre land.
Ganguly said education is the backbone of the society which is the reason he is setting up a school instead of a cricket academy. He underlined the need of better sports education highlighting that sports often take a backseat in many schools and many schools do not have proper equipment for sports.
The construction of the school will begin next month and the building will be complete in two years. The session will begin in May 2014.
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